Clonmel

  • 14:05 Clonmel Racecourse Supporters Club Only 85 Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.30s
  • Off time: 14:05:33
14:05 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackstairmountain (IRE) 8/15
2nd Marble House (IRE) 100/1
3rd Shane Rock 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1/527-26 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 216
6 11-12 t W P Mullins R Walsh 8/151.53
2 54-40U4 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Der Spieler (GER) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J G Coogan D N Russell 9/110.00
3 112UP9/ ORANGE, white diamond, orange cap, white diamonds Good Luck Chuck (IRE) 690
7 11-12 D M Kelly E J O'connell 50/151.00
4 20-8150 Yellow & royal blue quartered, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Great Value (IRE) 33
6 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 25/126.00
5 000-116 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Highdownhill (NZ) 109
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 N Madden N P Madden 16/117.00
6 000-008 Dark green, white chevron, white armlet, white diamond on cap Lash It On (IRE) 35
5 11-12 C Byrnes S J Gray (3) 100/1101.00
7 140-059 Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Marble House (IRE) 38
5 11-12 S Neville B Hayes (7) 100/1101.00
8 0780-18 Emerald green, red diamond, red sleeves, emerald green diamonds, red cap Sensational Sema (IRE) 21
7 11-12 A J Martin Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
9 5-302F4 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Shane Rock 12
6 11-12 M F Morris A E Lynch 6/17.00
10 0000/ YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, royal blue chevrons, red cap Soviet Trooper (IRE) 574
7 11-12 L McAteer R C Colgan 100/1101.00
11 660U-12 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 191
7 11-12 J A Berry R M Moran 11/112.00
12 146/P57 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap La Sarrazine (FR) 11
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t N Madden M P Walsh 33/134.00
13 325/U60 YELLOW, royal blue sash, quartered cap Susie Van Hall (IRE) 129
9 11-5 Miss H McLoughlin M J Ferris 66/167.00
14 13-6497 Yellow, emerald green hoop, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Victrix Gale (IRE) 14
5 11-5 A J Martin D J Casey 40/141.00
15 01914-P WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Ainm Spartacus (IRE) 25
4 11-1 K Purcell T J Doyle 16/117.00
Non runners
160543-60Fourth Class (IRE)711-12H de BromheadReserve 1
171P-0FHarbour Two (IRE)511-12E O'GradyReserve 2
187/0440-5The Big Mosquito (IRE)611-12A LeeReserve 3

Verdict

Shane Rock's debut second at Downpatrick in October looks the best form among those with previous chasing experience but this is all about whether BLACKSTAIRMOUNTAIN takes to the larger obstacles. Willie Mullins' six-year-old won the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown last year and looked all over the winner of the Grade 2 Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April until weakening quickly close home. Probably over the top when last in the Champion Hurdle at Punchestown subsequently, he should take high rank among this year's novice chase crop. Highdownhill won twice over hurdles in the summer and Great Value scored at Punchestown in May but both may need today's experience.